London Clancy team pull in the pounds

They wanted to do something to make a difference – and by piling on the miles, the team at London Clancy have succeeded in blazing a trail for two good causes.

Step Up 4 Good

Match-funding support from Greenham Common Trust (GCT) is key to the success of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's campaign to raise £5million towards a unique local cancer treatment centre.

GCT is providing match-funding support up to £500,000, and many Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters have channelled their donations through this portal.

Cyclists are cancer centre Champions!

A team of fundraisers are cancer charity champions after completing a cycling challenge in support of a £5million fundraising campaign.

The 24-strong Team Champion The Wacky Riders were among thousands of cyclists who took part in Bike 4 Cancer’s 58-mile London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday.

The cyclists were all raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, which is helping to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre in the Basingstoke area – and the fantastic fundraisers, and their supporters, have really made a big difference to the charity’s £5m appeal.

Ed and Amie pile on the miles

The dynamic duo of Ed Lowman and Amie Frayne are celebrating after completing the first half of a long-distance running double in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

On Sunday, Ed and Amie took part in the New Forest Marathon - crossing the finish line in just over four hours.

Ed and his girlfriend won't be resting on their laurels though, and in just over two weeks, the pair will be piling on the miles for the charity in the Bournemouth Half-Marathon on October 2.

Shaun bowls in with support for Team Champion

A team of cyclists will be looking good for a fundraising challenge in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – thanks to former England and Hampshire cricket star Shaun Udal.

Shaun’s Cotton Graphics company has supplied the shirts that will be worn by the 26-strong members of Team Champion The Wacky Riders on the Bike 4 Cancer London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday.

Actor James Bye backs Ark Cancer Centre Charity fundraisers

He's become a household name – and now Basingstoke-born actor James Bye is hoping to help a local good cause by giving his high-profile backing to a team of cyclists supporting a cancer charity’s £5million fundraising campaign.

James, who plays Martin Fowler in the popular BBC soap EastEnders, is backing Team Champion The Wacky Riders – a 26-strong group of fundraisers who will be taking part in a London to Brighton bike ride in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

50:50 Club August Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has become a member of the 50:50 Club, making a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having a chance to win a prize every month. Check here every month to find out who has won. (All winners will be notified by post)

This month's prizewinners are:

1st Prize - Neil Henke
2nd Prize - Marian Goss
3rd Prize - Malcolm Dougal

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to everyone next month.

Merit Group’s marvellous support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to welcome Merit Group on board as one of its charity partners.

Merit Group’s team will be focusing their fundraising efforts in the remaining months of this year and 2017 on supporting the charity’s £5million fundraising campaign.

Basingstoke-based Merit Group started life as Merit Recruitment and has gone from strength to strength. Today it also includes Merit Managed Services and Merit Hygiene Services.

Clear out your closets

We are delighted to have become a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

In a three-year partnership, which launched on August 1, the charity will be among BIU’s charity partners to benefit from a percentage of the proceeds when residents, businesses and community groups recycle their unwanted clothing, shoes and household linens at BIU locations in Hampshire.

Cash boost from Mayor's Charity Appeal

Ark Cancer Centre Charity was one of three charities who received a welcome cash boost following the success of the 2015-16 Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

Representatives from Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Inspero and Basingstoke Multicultural Forum were each presented with cheques for £7,917.89 by Councillor Anne Court. The total amount raised during the year came to £23,753.67.